Release notes

Beta 1

Release date September 20, 2023
Build U1B1.230908.003
Emulator support x86 (64-bit), ARM (v8-A)
Security patch level September 2023
Google Play services 23.32.17

About Android 14 QPR1

Building upon the initial release of Android 14, we continue to update the platform with fixes and improvements that are then rolled out to supported devices. These releases happen on a quarterly cadence through Quarterly Platform Releases (QPRs), which are delivered both to AOSP and to Google Pixel devices as part of Feature Drops.

Although these updates don't include app-impacting API changes, we provide images of the latest QPR beta builds so you can test your app with these builds as needed (for example, if there are upcoming features that might impact the user experience of your app).

Unlike developer previews and betas for unreleased versions of Android, these builds are suitable for general use. However, review any known issues that are listed on this page.

Android 14 QPR1 builds on the updates in the initial release of Android 14 and includes the next round of refinements such as bug fixes and improvements to stability and performance.

How to get QPR1 Beta 1

You can install Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1 on any of the following Google Pixel devices:

  • Pixel 5a
  • Pixel 6 and 6 Pro
  • Pixel 6a
  • Pixel 7 and 7 Pro
  • Pixel 7a
  • Pixel Fold
  • Pixel Tablet

See Get Android 14 QPR beta builds for details on how to get started.

General advisories

Be aware of these general advisories about the release:

  • This release might have various stability, battery, or performance issues.
  • For users with accessibility needs, this release might not be appropriate for daily use.
  • Some apps might not function as expected when running on this release. This limitation includes Google's apps as well as other apps.
  • Android 14 QPR beta builds aren't Compatibility Test Suite (CTS)-approved, but they have passed preliminary testing and provide a stable set of pre-release APIs for developers. Apps that depend on CTS-approved builds or use SafetyNet APIs might not work normally on Android 14 QPR beta builds.

Get support

Two primary support channels are available to you when developing and testing with Android 14 QPR1. The channel you should use to get support depends on where you are encountering your issue.

  • Support for device-specific issues, system issues, and issues with Google apps: Use the Issue Tracker to create new issues and to view and track issues that you and other developers have submitted.

    Before creating your own issue, check the known issues listed on this page and search the lists of top open issues and recently created issues to see if someone else has already reported it. You can subscribe and vote for an issue by clicking star this issue .

    See Where to report issues to find an issue template that best matches the type of issue that you are encountering.

  • Support for issues with other apps: Contact the app developer directly.

To discuss issues or ideas with other developers working with the Android 14 QPR Beta, join the android_beta community on Reddit.

Features to test

In addition to other app testing that you do with Android 14 QPR1, we recommend testing your app with the following features:

Top resolved issues

Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1 resolves the top issues that are described in the following sections and includes fixes for some issues that are not noted here.

  • Fixed an issue where the system UI sometimes crashed after notifications were posted or interacted with.
  • Fixed an issue that caused devices to crash in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the recording view to freeze while recording video.
  • Fixed an issue where a device sometimes couldn't be interacted with after rebooting.
  • Fixed an issue where device alarms were sometimes reset after installing a system update.

Top open issues

See top open issues for the latest list of top open issues that have been reported by developers.

Other known issues

Based on our testing, you might encounter the following issues when using Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1. These issues are already known, so there's no need to file additional reports for similar issues.

Android platform

  • In some cases after swapping SIM cards on a device, the device can't connect to cellular service.
  • The battery level in the status bar sometimes displays as 0% temporarily.